Felt Brougham



Whirlaway Lounge
3224 W. Fullerton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Merlot/dark red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in clean condition. Had a blue Soma seat and blue handlebar tape. Toe cages for the pedals. There was a clip on the back fork for a rear taillight.

Owner Information

Contact Email: 
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to street sign.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to street post with a U-lock, both through frame and front tire, outside of the Whirlaway Lounge (3224 W. Fullerton) around 11:45 PM. I'm typically wary about locking to a pole, but there was a door man for the establishment hanging outside. When I exited it was apparent the pole had been unscrewed and lifted so that the bike and lock were able to slide right off and be take. Pole was replaced to previous position, only with the screw missing.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
On 9/28/2013, the victim wrote to report that police had apparently seen someone carrying the bike over their shoulder while either walking or riding down Western Ave., lock still in place, and managed to find the bike in the police report database despite lack of recorded serial number. Recovery occurred on September 17; victim was on vacation and apparently police brought the bike to the victim's apartment. Some details are unclear because the police communicated with the victim's roommate, who then relayed the information to the victim when back from vacation.
This bike was recovered: